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Clock Rock

California > Sierra Eastside > Eastern Hills > Benton Crags

Description

This mostly South facing crag on the Eastern edge of Southern Benton crags is host to a couple of fine Barnes/Hutten routes.

Getting There

From the Southern parking area head North along the Western edge of Caiman and Crocodile Rocks, then turn East (right). Work your way through a narrow passage and continue heading East (past Olduvai Rock) over the easiest terrain you can find (there are boulders to walk around and high/low options). If you spot a chimney/chasm looking feature with a tattered fixed rope in front of you (facing East) you're almost there. Head slightly right then left down easy slab past a short featured face. At the bottom turn North (left) and walk a few steps into the alcove of Clock Rock.

If all of this sounds a bit confusing look at the topo overview picture.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 1
Rock Around The Clock
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 1
9 to 5
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 1
Here's To The Good Stuff
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rock Around The Clock
 1
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
9 to 5
 1
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Here's To The Good Stuff
 1
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad

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Clock Rock - right side routes
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Benton Crags South with Crocodile, Olduvai, and Clock Rock shown
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